Saturday, Oct. 15

Breakfast with a Fellow

Saturday, October 15, 8:00 am–9:30 am
Tulsa North

Sponsored by the Fellows of the American Folklore Society, the Graduate Student and Young Professional Section


James  P. Leary (University of Wisconsin, Madison, emeritus)
John Holmes McDowell (Indiana University, emeritus)
Betsy Peterson ()
Patricia A. Turner (African American and African Diaspora Studies)

Pre-registration is required by October 1. Students meet informally over breakfast with a senior folklorist, talking about selected topics as well as the students’ interests and questions. 

James P. Leary (University of Wisconsin- Emeritus): Collaborative public folklore from a university base, laborlore and class, egalitarian approaches to folklore work

John McDowell (Indiana University – Emeritus): Folklore and environmental justice, poetics and stylistic analysis, indigeneity and modernity, Spanish American folk poetry

Betsy Peterson: Community engagement, archives

Patricia Turner (UCLA): Perspectives on legend study